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On people, stimuli and sensations by Thomas S. Kuhn

  



AuthorThomasáS.áKuhn (1922 - 1995) Scientist
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SourceThe Structure of Scientific Revolutions
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CategoriesMental Models; Paradigms; Perception
LocationUnitedáStates
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If two people stand at the same place and gaze in the same direction, we must, under pain of solipsism, conclude that they receive closely similar stimuli.

But people do not see stimuli; our knowledge of them is highly theoretical and abstract. Instead they have sensations, and we are under no compulsion to suppose that the sensations of our two viewers are the same ...

Among the few things that we know about it with assurance are: that very different stimuli can produce the same sensations; that the same stimulus can produce very different sensations; and, finally, that the route from stimuli to sensation is in part conditioned by education.

ThomasáS.áKuhn (1922 - 1995) Scientist

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Quotations from Thomas S. Kuhn:

 If two people stand at the same place and gaze in the same direction, we must, under pain of solipsism, conclude that they receive closely similar stimuli.

But people do not see stimuli; our knowledge of them is highly theoretical and abstract. Instead they have sensations, and we are under no compulsion to suppose that the sensations of our two viewers are the same ...

Among the few things that we know about it with assurance are: that very different stimuli can produce the same sensations; that the same stimulus can produce very different sensations; and, finally, that the route from stimuli to sensation is in part conditioned by education.

ThomasáS.áKuhn, (1922 - 1995) Scientist
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions



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